PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Jeremy Christian was found guilty on all 12 charges in connection with the deadly MAX attack in May 2017 on Friday afternoon.
Velena Jones reports immediately after the jury handed down the verdict
A jury found 37-year-old Jeremy Christian guilty on all charges, including two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder, at the Multnomah County Courthouse Friday afternoon.
Michael Fletcher, father of stabbing survivor Micah Fletcher: ‘I feel justice was served’
Michael Fletcher, whose son Micah Fletcher was critically injured after being stabbed by Jeremy Christian, reacted to the 12 guilty verdicts. His interview in the courthouse steps was the first time he spoke to media since the trial began. He said he was happy with the unanimous verdict.
When asked to reflect on the trial, he said: The hardest part of the whole trial was hearing your son on a platform, crying for help, and as a father, you weren’t there.”
Jenny Young reports outside the courthouse following the verdict
Jenny Young discusses the reactions in the courtroom when the verdict was read aloud.
Demetria Hester, who was attacked the day prior to the deadly MAX attack, reacts
Demetria Hester, who was attacked by Jeremy Christian the day before the deadly MAX attack, reacts to the guilty verdict handed down by a Multnomah County jury. Christian was convicted of second-degree intimidation, second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the attack on Hester.
Dyjuana Hudson, mother of Destinee Mangum, speaks out on the courthouse steps
Dyjuana Hudson, the mother of Destinee Mangum, reacts to Jeremy Christian’s conviction on all counts. Mangum was one of the two black teens on the MAX train who became the focus of Christian’s ire; three men intervened in the incident, with two of them—Taliesin Namkai Meche and Ricky Best—dying after Christian stabbed them. Christian was found guilty on two counts of second-degree intimidation, among other counts, on behalf of Mangum and Walia Mohamed.
Digital enterprise reporter Hannah Ray Lambert talks to Velena Jones on the verdict
Hannah Ray Lambert was among the first reporters to show up to court every day in the Jeremy Christian trial. She shares her experience with Velena Jones, who covered the trial for KOIN 6 News on air.
Interview: Tung Yin, Lewis & Clark law professor, on the Christian verdict
KOIN 6 News interviews Tung Yin a professor of law at Lewis & Clark College, in continuing coverage of the Jeremy Christian trial.